Well i had a tough time coming up with a question but I finally did. If things like tube worms and anglerfish are able to adapt and thrive in their seemingly impossible conditions aren't they a perfect example of survival of the fitest and should't we be studying them more closely? I found an article that tied in an economic answer to the last part of that question. It talked about how since we need oil to keep basically this whole country together we are constantly having to find new sources… Continue
Added by Joe Smith on November 30, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Okay, so for our assignment last time I didn’t really write it down clearly. I wrote on my paper “BLOG POST- Student Comment -20 pts,” I also wrote “POEM- 5 pts...” So, I figured the Blog post consisted of going to the Extreme ‘08 website reading about one of their articles and then blogging about it? I am no poet, so I'm not even going to tortue you with that... So I’m not completely 100% sure if I’m even doing the right assignment.… Continue
Added by Terra Younger on November 30, 2008 at 10:30pm —
In the past, I would have categorized myself pretty much as a hard-core-Darwin-loving-Greenpeace ecologist...let's save the environment by creating marine reserves, no-take zones, and sanctuaries. We'll limit fishing in most areas and give the living marine resources a chance to recover even if it takes decades. Why can't people see what they are doing to the environment and do something to stop it? A lot of my views have gotten a rude awakening recently...
I think it's hard for many… Continue
Added by Nicole Rohr on November 17, 2008 at 9:42pm —
Chapter twelve continues with the destructive fishing techniques by introducing muro-ami. Muro-ami was pretty interesting, if you ask me. Little kids scaring fish into a net with ropes and stuff. Sounds like fun. That is, until you realize the destruction caused by the weights at the bottom of the scary ropes
. The weighted ropes would smash into coral and other sessile organisms at the sea floor and basically kill it all off. The poor things didn't stand a chance. It's really very… Continue
Added by Mike Westfall on November 17, 2008 at 6:41pm —
Charles Darwin; when i think of this man i, as almost every person would, think of "Darwin's Theory of Evolution." Little did i know that he was a world traveler. Never before reading this chapter have i heard of him traveling to South America and circumnavigating the globe.
Everybody is so obsessed with finding the missing link between humans and primates, yet this was also the first time that i heard anything about the missing link between plants and animals, which he saw as coral.… Continue
Added by Jayse Musser on November 17, 2008 at 3:33pm —
How can something with so much life become so endangered? How can people treat coral reefs as if there is an endless supply? Is there anything that we can do to preserve them? How much longer will they last? Will my grandchildren get to witness the beauty that i will get to see, or will my children even get to?
Im sure these are questions that run through every ones heads when you read this chapter. From past knowledge I am aware of the dangers that are effecting the coral species,… Continue
Added by Jayse Musser on November 17, 2008 at 3:04pm —
In chapter 12, The Apo
Scenario, Osha meets with a man by the name of John McManus who further explains what the problems are in today's society that affect marine life. He introduces another form of destructive fishing, muro-ami
, which destroys fish population and coral life. From that I assume that muro-ami influenced… Continue
Added by Nick Straton on November 16, 2008 at 10:48pm —
Osha talks about a man named John McManus. John works for ICLARM, the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management. Apparently John pulled a rabbit our of hat trick, “McManus explain to laypeople why what’s happening is important.” You know someone is smart, when they can take something so technical and put it into common words, and relate it to the common person. “Seventy percent of the world’s fisheries are already at or beyond carrying capacity,” “Entire… Continue
Added by Dillon Brewer on November 11, 2008 at 4:08pm —
Chapter 11 starts off with 2 quotes and I really like these quotes. It kind of relates to some of America’s problems with corruption and greediness. Osha meets a 29 year old Dutch fisheries biologist. Tall, luminous brown eyes, lithe, and beautiful, this chick sounds perfect. The biologist name is Lida and she has been working in Ujungpandang
, try saying that 9 times fast. Lida is riding with people called Bugis. “The… Continue
Added by Dillon Brewer on November 11, 2008 at 3:50pm —
Well it may be just me, but I think this chapter is almost like a continuation of the last one. But at the end when they started talking about the actual Apo scenario it became a little more clear to me why the old saying is so prevalent. Anything that is worth having is worth working hard for, or something to that effect. In the case of Apo a resurgence of reef inhabitants is worth waiting for, especially when it stimulates the economy in the process.
If anything is to be taken away from… Continue
Added by Joe Smith on November 9, 2008 at 11:55pm —
Hi everyone! I have been gone from the site for a bit but just came back and read some of the blog postings about conservation, especially Apo Island. I have read lots of literature on Apo Island Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) especially focusing on the social implications and ramifications of no-take zones. I am particularly interested in working with local people to establish MPAs but I will write more on that later...for now, I digress.
I want to put in a little reminder to… Continue
Added by Nicole Rohr on November 6, 2008 at 9:35am —
I would first like to start out by saying that I agree with Osha about how scientists do speak in jargon and half the time nobody knows what they are saying. I experienced this myself while reading this chapter. Its no wonder that the common citizen doesn’t want to help save the reefs, it’s because they don’t understand what is being said and what exactly is going on in the reefs that need to be saved. If you want to get the average person to help or abide with the… Continue
Added by Taylor Braby on November 3, 2008 at 7:05pm —
Chapter 12 of the enchanted braid was kind of a follow up to chapter 11. In chapter 11 Osha explained to us how the different practices of destructive fishing had taken its toll on the reefs in the thousand islands region of the Philippines. Chapter 11 explained the social problems of why it is so hard to save the coral reefs in the area. The only way to really save a reef fishery is to get the fishermen to honestly care.
Great things are never done by just… Continue
Added by Torin McKinley on November 3, 2008 at 6:30pm —
Chapter 12 to me was about hope. The hope of saving the coral reef fish and the reef itself. The Apo Scenario
uses the concept of “sustainable use.” In other words “fishing is off limits!” Scientists blocked off a 20 acre reef on the Apo island
in 1982. By 1993 the density of the fish had increased… Continue
Added by Terra Younger on November 2, 2008 at 10:00pm —